Product Type: LA Gear Sports Clothing
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My top half is kept cropped in this top!
LA Gear Bra Crop Top
Member Name: katykicker
LA Gear Bra Crop Top
Advantages: Easy to put on, comfortable, breathable, good price, supportive.
Disadvantages: Elastic has started to roll up slightly on mine.
This year I have turned my life around in a number of areas. The main area where I have changed drastically is my love of the gym. In the past I have loathed the gym and thought up a plethora of ways to get out of going to the gym, despite working one minutes walk away. Now I love going to the gym and find myself regularly going on my days off, even if I only have one day off that week. I have lost a considerable amount of weight with a little way left to go and I am loving my fitness and my life in general at the moment.
Because I have dropped several dress sizes I have been in need of new fitness wear on more than one occasion now and thanks to my regular visits I am always looking for something reasonably priced that will avoid me having to run the washing machine before I have a full load just to wash my gym wear.
A crop top is something that I actually wear underneath a vest top when I am at the gym just to ensure that I have lots of support and that everything is kept where it should be on my chest area. Because I run, row and do general cardio in the gym I like to know that I have supportive clothes on and that I don't have to worry about accidentally exposing myself in front of the other women at the gym (well not until we hit the changing rooms at least!).
This crop top is black and it has an elasticated bottom making it flexible and bendable when I am working out in the gym. It is made from a mixture of polyester and elastane (7%) so it is stretchable and it should be fairly long lasting too - well so far so good for mine! There is a mesh panel in the back making the fabric nice and breathable but this doesn't irritate my skin at all. It looks functional and it is simple to slip on over my head when I am in the gym. I don't struggle to get back out of it either but then mine is becoming a little loose now because I've had it for a couple of months so it is probably time to think about getting another smaller size to provide me with the correct support.
Unlike most sports bras that I have brought in the past this comes in dress size not bra size and so I had to work out what would be the ideal size for me as despite my recent weight loss I have still got quite a large chest (lucky me I guess...?!) but eventually I went one size smaller than the majority of my T-shirts I have been wearing currently and this was perfect for me initially.
Putting on this crop top takes me just a few seconds and I feel confident and comfortable when wearing it. I have no worries about anything bad happening while I am jogging or taking part in other cardio. The material feels stretchy and yet supportive for me regardless of the activity that I am par-taking in and I feel very well supported in general thanks to this top. My chest in particular felt supported and I did not have to worry about my chest bouncing up and down (sorry!) and giving me back ache or just general soreness.
This crop top is very simple to take care of to. It is machine washable and the size stays good and the elastic stays flexible and strong too despite numerous washes. I wash this every single time I wear it at the gym as I like to keep clean and hygienic. It has kept its shape very well and it has not discoloured or become bobbled at all. The only thing I would say is that the elastic has started to roll up a little bit now when not in use but this is always smoothed back out when I am wearing this crop top.
In all I think this crop top is actually worthy of 5 out of 5 stars. It may be a little frustrating how the elastic has started to turn up now but then this has given me several months of usage once or twice per week (I use others on my other gym days of course) and it still has some life left in it yet. This has stayed well looked after as I have washed it in the netting bag with all my other bras so it hasn't snagged on anything and I always leave it to dry naturally and re-shape it while it is on the airing horse. I paid just £4.00 for this crop top from Sports Direct, where I get lots of my gym wear, and it is available at least to a size 18 (what I saw up to in the shop) so it is a bargain, even for larger chested ladies. I have been pleased with the quality of this crop top, the price and how comfortable it is too.
Summary: A fantastic crop top from LA Gear.